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5 bedroom terraced house for sale
Thames Street, Sunbury On Thames, Surrey, TW16
Tenure: FreeholdThis property is entered into auction on Thursday 29th November 2012 at 2pm at The Millennium Hotel, Mayfair. For more information please contact the office on 0208 940 6611.
An impressive family house built in the ornate Victorian Gothic style
and enjoying a superb elevated position on the River Thames with panoramic views both up and downstream, with the added advantage of its own mooring and landing stage.
Located in the heart of Sunbury-on-Thames and Lower Sunbury Conservation Area, the house is within easy access to a good selection of local shopping facilities, restaurants and schools and with local bus and rail links to Kingston, Twickenham, Richmond and the City.
Location Transport links are very good with access onto the M3 and M25 motorway networks, Heathrow and Sunbury mainline station to Waterloo. Sunbury Park, Sunbury Walled Garden and the village green - Orchard Meadow - are all beautiful green spaces within steps of the house. The village shops, restaurants and pubs of Sunbury-on-Thames are a short walk away.
Parking The owners have the benefit of Residents Parking in the Walled Car Park almost opposite. The permits, with Spelthorne Council, are £20 per year per car.
Property Situated at the heart of the Lower Sunbury Conservation area, this important house was built by renowned local church builders, the Dove Brothers, in 1850 for their own family use. The high Gothic, ecclesiastical influence is apparent in many period features, from the stained glass to the carved staircases. The front of the house faces Orchard Meadow which has a pedestrian path leading to the residents' and Walled Garden car park. The Walled Garden is beautifully planted and maintained, a place to relax and has many shrubs and plants.
Entrance Hall The property is approached via stone steps leading up to an original entrance porch with attractive Gothic style arched window to front and carved stone masonry to the interior with stained glass panel. A solid wood front door leads into the entrance hall beyond. This has a high ceiling with ornate plaster cornice, picture rail, attractive ecclesiastical winding staircase leading to the upper levels with a further stained glass panel and door leading to the lower ground floor, sash window to front. N.B. The original tessellated mosaic floor tiles remain underneath the carpet, but would need some restoration.
Reception Room 23'9" x 14'11" (7.24m x 4.55m). An impressive full width space providing an uninterrupted panorama of the River Thames, twin floor to ceiling sash windows with central French windows stepping out onto a verandah beyond. The reception room has a beautiful decorative plaster ceiling frieze and a large open fire place with tiled hearth and marble surround.
Verrandah 19'10" x 9'9" (6.05m x 2.97m). Tiled floor and large wooden canopy above with a trailing Wisteria and an ornate wooden and glass balustrade, mirroring the original design by the Dove brothers. From here, steps lead down to the garden.
Study / reception Room 14'6" x 13'7" (4.42m x 4.14m). Large sash window to front with views of the Orchard Meadow beyond, feature fireplace with slate insert and large decorative wooden over mantle, built in alcove cupboards, high ceiling with decorative plaster ceiling frieze.
Lower Ground Floor A large lower hallway opens through to the kitchen beyond and has an archway to the front of the property which leads to a store room, steps down to a cloakroom and provides access to an under croft storage area. Vinyl flooring throughout the Lower Ground Floor.
Cloakroom Low level WC and wash hand basin.
Kitchen Breakfast Room 14'6" x 13'5" (4.42m x 4.1m). Wooden breakfast bar and a good selection of white wall and base units, incorporating a central island unit inset with Ceramic hob with storage and wine racks below, granite effect laminated work surfaces throughout, inset stainless steel sink unit, built in Neff eye-level double oven and grill, space for fridge freezer. Feature fireplace with a brick insert and a cast iron cooking range, two large built in storage cupboards to either side. A sash window to the front and a patio door leads to a separate entrance via steps from street level above. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher.
Utility 14'11" x 7'2" (4.55m x 2.18m). Belfast sink, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, built in workstation with shelving above, built in cupboards housing hot water cylinder and timer controls. French windows to the rear step out onto the patio.
Dining Room 16'2" x 14'10" (4.93m x 4.52m). Twin French windows complete with original stained glass panels above which lead to the patio and garden beyond, fireplace, ornate ceiling cornice and rose, serving hatch from the kitchen.
First Floor Landing Original ecclesiastical wooden balustrade.
Master Bedroom 15'3" x 13'5" (4.65m x 4.1m). Twin sash windows to rear providing a view of the river, ornate feature fireplace with cast iron insert and marble over mantle, ceiling cornice.
Bedroom 3 15'3" x 9'9" (4.65m x 2.97m). Rear facing with sash window overlooking the river, ornate ceiling cornice, feature cast iron fireplace with marble over mantle, built in wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 14'7" x 13'6" (4.45m x 4.11m). Sash window to the front with views of Orchard Meadow, feature cast iron fireplace with ornate marble surround, built in wardrobes along one wall, ornate plaster ceiling cornice.
Bathroom An extravagant bathroom with marble tiling, antique Oak flooring and numerous mirrors. Two sash windows to the front, vanity unit with his and hers inset wash hand basins with marble top, Jacuzzi bath with separate shower controls, low level WC, towel rail radiator, ornate ceiling cornice.
Second Floor Landing with balustrade to stairwell, storage cupboard, access to loft space.
Bedroom 4 23'7" x 13'1" (7.19m x 3.99m). Beautifully light room with uninterrupted views over the River Thames and towards Shepperton beyond, large dormer window with electrically operated blind, feature fireplace with cast iron insert, built in storage and access to loft space.
Bedroom 5 12'3" x 9'3" (3.73m x 2.82m). Dormer to front with casement window providing views to the meadow. Original fireplace which has a cast iron insert.
Bathroom Casement window to front with views over the Orchard Meadow. White suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, the bath has an overhead electric shower.
Garden 59' (17.98m) x 24' (7.32m) + 24' (7.32m) x 12' (3.66m). To the immediate rear of the property is a paved patio underneath the wooden verandah above which is supported by attractive solid teak wooden pillars and also supports the roots of the Wisteria. There is also a storage area. The main section of the garden is laid-to-lawn with well established shrub and Rose borders. To the rear of the garden, a ramp leads down to a further paved patio directly onto the banks of the River Thames. The property comes complete with private mooring and a landing stage.